Archive for ‘invitations’

November 16, 2011

Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
My fiancé and I have large families and a lot of friends. How do we go about choosing who makes the guest list?

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Cutting the guest list is one of the most difficult part of planning a wedding. You don’t want to cause any unnecessary drama, but you don’t want to be forced to invite your third cousin John whom you’ve never met. Here’s a straight forward chart from Paper and Thread Studio that you can reference when trying to decide who to invite. – Wednesday
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November 15, 2011

Wedding for All Seasons: Fall Invitations

Looking for a creative way to capture that autumn feel? Invitations are your guests’ first glimpse of your fall wedding. Combine the color inspiration (phlox, cedar and coffee liqueur) with an autumn element (leaves) for an invitation suite saturated with rich and earthy tones.
Design by My Other Half
November 2, 2011

Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
I don’t want to have children at the wedding, but there are some kids that I am willing to invite, like my nieces and nephews. If I put “adults only” on the invitations, but guests see other children at the reception, it would seem unfair. How can I fix this situation?

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Address the invitation to the parents rather than the whole family on the outer and inner envelopes (Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jennings vs. The Jennings Family). Also, specify the number of guests that are invited on the RVSP (“x seats have been reserved in your honor”). You may still get some phone calls or emails asking if they can bring their children. Kindly let them know that you have very limited space at the venue and you are extending invitations to children for close family members only.
– Wednesday
September 14, 2011

Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
My family is notorious for bringing extra guests to any event. We’re pretty close to our maximum capacity at our venue. How do I let them know that they can’t bring random people to our wedding?

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On the RSVP, specify the number of guests you are extending the invitation to (“x seats have been reserved in your honor”). Also, you can include a note at the bottom of the RSVP explaining your situation (“Due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate additional guests. Thank you for your kind understanding.”).
– Wednesday
September 7, 2011

Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
What is the proper way to address envelopes for gay or lesbian couples?

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  • For married or unmarried gay couple: Messrs. John Smith and Bob Jones (Messrs. is the plural of Mr.)
  • For married lesbian couple: Mesdames Jane Doe and Sally Parker (Mesdames is the plural of Mrs.)
  • For unmarried lesbian couple: Mses. or Mss. Jane Doe and Sally Parker (Mses. and Mss. are plurals of Ms.)

– Wednesday